Articles Tagged: nuclear power

Cybersecurity is ‘soft underbelly’ of nuclear energy industry, new critical report says

Nuclear energy facilities worldwide are highly vulnerable to cyberattacks as a result of pervasive technical and cultural challenges, including a lack of awareness among leadership about the risks involved, according to a critical report from an international think tank. The report, released Oct. 5 from London-based Chatham House, noted that the International Atomic Energy Agency has taken significant steps to bolster cybersecurity across the sector, but the industry has less experience than others in this field.

Spun Out of Control

This week, the Department of Energy announced it would cut funding for the troubled American Centrifuge Project. In a time of acrimony and appropriations gridlock in the Capitol, a sensible decision, albeit a belated one, deserves some recognition.

Saudis Make Push for Nuclear Energy

While the world’s attention has focused on Iran’s nuclear ambitions, other players in the Middle East have been laying their own plans to develop nuclear power to meet future energy needs.

Czech security service says Russia eyeing its energy sector

The Czech Security Information Service (BIS) said in an annual report on Friday that Russia remains interested in the Czech energy sector, particularly in any possible enlargement of Czech nuclear power plants.

S.Africa may expand nuclear power to cut reliance on coal

South Africa’s future energy mix could have an even higher share of nuclear power than the planned 9,600 megawatts (MW), as it aims to cut reliance on polluting coal-fired power stations, a government official said on Wednesday.

Russia Races to Outflank China in Middle East Nuclear Technology Market

As China enters the market for nuclear power plant construction in post-sanctions Iran, Moscow is racing across the Middle East to develop new export markets for Russian nuclear technology. On July 22, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) announced that Beijing and Tehran have agreed to China’s construction of two nuclear power plants on Iran’s southern coast. However the loss to Beijing of some of its market share in nuclear technology exports to Iran has not caught Moscow flatfooted.

Small modular nuclear plants moving ahead, but slowly

Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, which provides power to 45 community systems out west, is slowly moving forward with what could be the first small modular reactor in the United States. But as EnergyBiz reports, the road ahead is a long one and the power provider has yet to make a final decision.

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